Thursday, March 18, 2010

The Alliance Deepens

Two days ago, it was reported that Jesús Ortega and César Nava are talking about a legislative alliance that would extend the PAN-PRD collaboration well beyond teaming up to take down authoritarian PRI governors. It may just be a formalization of the present mode of operation --if they agree, the vote as a group; if they don't, they don't-- but if not, this is getting ridiculous. I'm not certain what is the ideal limit to a party's willingness to shove ideology to one side in favor of immediate practical benefits, but an enduring legislative alliance between what are supposed to be the parties of the left and right, respectively, would surpass it by many hundreds of miles. Marcelo Ebrard recently said that alliances for the presidential race in 2012 are a no-go.

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